Citrix CSP Product Updates (2015)

Citrix CSP Product Updates (2015)

Addition of ShareFile to Citrix Service Providers portfolio enables them to expand their services footprint and increase customer value

During the past 6 months, Citrix had a multiple announcements related to their Citrix CSP (Service Provider Program) which is summarized below, the Citrix Service Provider (CSP) Program is a Citrix partner program designed specifically for service providers who provide and/or resell hosted software services to end-user customers. The CSP Program addresses the service provider market for offsite, multi-tenant hosting, and augmented with on-premise equipment if needed to satisfy service level agreements, where the end-user customer is not the licensee and does not manage nor access the CSP’s management infrastructure.

August 14, 2015, Citrix to offer ShareFile Enterprise as a stand-alone offering under the CSP Program – allowing partners the ability to sell an enterprise grade Enterprise File Sync and Share solution at a compelling price. This new offering to the CSP Program is intended to help build on the existing trust factor between the customer and the service provider that customer data is located in the partner data centers and not in the cloud. This release of Sharefile for Service Providers includes multi-tenant management.

June 5, 2015 Citrix announces availability of Citrix XenMobile Advanced Edition (user and device) under the Citrix Service Provider Program.

May 4, 2015, Citrix will introduce a new product line, Citrix Melio – a software-defined storage (SDS) solution that addresses the complexity and cost of managing growing and often geo-distributed data and workloads. This new Citrix product offering is being brought forward based on the recent acquisition of Sanbolic.

March 4, 2015 Citrix announces availability of Citrix XenServer 6.5 under the CSP Program. XenServer 6.5 is available only under per socket pricing. The CSP Program will look to add per VM pricing at a later date.

March 4, 2015 Citrix announces availability of Citrix Workspace Suite under the CSP Program. Citrix Workspace Suite is a complete workspace including XenDesktop Premium plus ShareFile and XenMobile MDM, Citrix Workspace Suite licensing is under the provisioned model (not active user like XenDesktop).

February 27, 2015 Citrix will repackage the Citrix CloudBridge retiring the current versions (1 Mbps, 2Mbps, 10 Mbps and 45 Mbps) and replacing with 2 Mbps, 6 Mbps, 10 Mbps, 20 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps versions.  The existing ordering SKU for CloudBridge remains valid and the versions

NetScaler VPX now includes Clustering as a standard feature (no additional cost) in Enterprise and Platinum version, all partners using NetScaler VPX with Clustering should migrate to the NetScaler VPX Enterprise or Platinum version

I am the Business Development Manager - HSP for Crayon Group, I oversee and support the indirect business within Crayon subsidiaries across the globe. I have more than 16 years of experience in Managed Services, Business Development, Licensing, IT Operations, Project Management, Solutions and Services delivery in the Middle East, Africa Europe and East Asia. Deep knowledge in different licensing models, rules and regulations, and a long experience in virtualization concepts, cloud computing, managed services, service provider licensing programs, data center management and operations.